Februar 2017 - Hello Lovely Ghost

Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2017

Unboxing // Bomibox January
It's time to check out what was in the January 2017 Bomibox! This time they I think they changed the shipping method for international customers as I was provided a tracking number for the first time! Pretty neat! And also, the box arrived pretty quickly, it didn't take longer than 2 weeks which is an improvement as shipping seemed to be very slow before. 
This has to be one of my favorite boxes so far. If you want to find out why just continue reading and cheack out what was in the box!
Missha B.B Boomer (Full Size)
This is a makeup base, perfect for BB Creams! I've already used it quite some time ago and remember liking it as it gives the skin a subtle glow. I can't tell you if my foundation lasted a little longer with the base. I needed a new primer anyway so this came just in time! I'm actually curious if this qorks nicely under a cushion as well.
Prize: ~ 10 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea Jolse

Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot (Full Size)
This is a powder on the bottom and a watery fluid in it. You should not mix it and dab a cotton swab into the powder and apply it onto your blemishes. I have only tried out the Etude House AC Clean Up Pink Powder Spot which works quite well and dries out the pimples over night but I'm curious if the Mizon version performs better. The bottle is quite huge considering it's just a spot treatment so this will definitely last quite a while.
Prize: ~ 13 $ I Get it here: Jolse
B&Soap Breni Yellow Pack (Full Size)
This is an unknow brand to me! I've never heard of it and will check if there are any reviews available. This seems to be a quite cool wash off mask as it contains ingredients like honey, lime, sweet almond and olive which should help with damage repairing, brightening, soothing and moisturizing the skin. I'm trying it out this week as this is exactly what my skin needs right now.
Prize: ~ 15 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea StyleKorean

Secret Key Lemon Sparkling Peeling Gel
I have heard quite a lot about this as everyone on Instagram seems to have it and likes it more or less! I've been wanting to try it and wanted to purchase it quite recently. How does the Bomibox team always know what I currently want? Haha :D
It's supposed to give tge skin a smooth and radiant look and I suspect it also has a slight brightening effect as this peeling gel contains Citric acid and Vitamin C.
Prize: ~ 9 $ I Get it here:TesterKorea Memebox
Sulwhasoo Mini Basic Kit
This is definitely the gem in this month's box! I was so excited when I saw the sneek peak of this product I couldn't wait until I had this in my hands. I've never tried any high end Korean skincare products as I'm a student and live on a low budget. Actually I'm secretly hoping I and my skin won't fall in love with this product as I can't even buy one of them. Well, I love the scent already, so there's that! :D
Prize: ~ 14 $  I Get it here: Jolse TesterKorea
Labiotte Freniq Turn Over Soothing Mask (Full Size)
Just recently I bought 3 different types of these I suppose new Labiotte masks. I've already used two of them, the soothing and anti-trouble versions and definitely liked them! They are definitely on my repurchasing list. The material is thin and adheres well to the skin. They also have an interesting gimmick where you can put the mask in the fridge and the sticker on it turns green. This indicates that it got the perfect temperature for your skin. 
Prize: ~ 2 $ I Get it here: StyleKorean

Etude House Air Therapy Ceramide Mask (Full Size)
I love these Etude House Air Therapy masks! So far I've not been able to try the whole range and can definitely say that Green Tea and Tea Tree are my favorite types. I've tried the ceramide recently and it's very moisturizing and made my skin feel plump. This also got on my try again list!
Prize: ~ 1 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea EtudeHouseOfficial Jolse (3pcs)

COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patches
These are my holy grail for spot treatments! They seriously do some weird magic to your skin. I love them but sadly they can get quite pricey sp I'm always happy when I get them in a subscription box.  
Prize: ~ 4 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea Jolse Memebox

I also got another sample of the brand Pyunkangyul, this time a cleanser. :)

This is seriously such a good box! Better than the last two ones in my opinion. I really apprecate that Bomibox also includes high end skincare as well, even though those are just sample sizes, it's a great way to test them out! This month the box is worth around 68 $ +/-. This month it was definitely worth it! I even got to know a new brand I haven't heard of before! I'm so excited and can't wait to see what Bomibox has in store for future boxes.

If you're interested, check out Bomibox here and my referal code here.
As always, I don't earn any money if you decide to purchase the box using my referal code! It's just a possibility for me to maybe get one free box someday. You don't have to use it if you don't want to. :)

What are your thoughts on this box? Is there anything you'd love to try out or want me to review it?
Unboxing // Bomibox December
And here's the next unboxing! The Bomibox December, tha last box of the year 2016. :)
Let's jump right in and see what I got this time! Featured are brands like COSRX, Mizon, Elizavecca, Innisfree and Etude House.
COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (Full Size)
This is one of the more popular products from this brand. I actually already own this but I'm happy I have a back up now! As the name suggests I use this every morning. I feel like it's not very important to use a cleanser in the morning as well as it could be quite drying to your skin but I use a lot of products in my PM routine, including a few that need to get washed off in the morning, for example the Etude House Pinkt Powder Spot Treatment or sleeping packs. I like this cleanser, as it's not stripping nor breaking out my skin and I can follow with a short, lazy (because of lack of time) moisturizing routine afterwards and get through the day. I can definitely recommend this! It can of course be used in the evening as well.
Prize: ~ 8 $ +/- I Get it here: TesterKorea Jolse Memebox

Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream (Full Size)
I have never used a Mizon product before but have heard quite good things about them, especially about this product. It's supposed to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin as well as restoring the skin's barrier. It also reduces fine lines, scarring and dark spots! Definitely sounds interesting and I can't wait to incorporate it in my routine. 
Prize: ~ 7 $  I Get it here: TesterKorea Memebox
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask (Full Size)
To be honest I wasn't too thrilled when I saw this mask in the box. I already own it and used it just once and it didn't do anything and I also haven't expereíenced this bubbly sensation. :( I might as well give it another shot but this will go in my destash pile. I feel like this is more skintertainment than actual good skincare, but I plan on doing a review once I've tested it again.
Prize: ~ 10 $ I Get it here: Jolse BBCosmetic Memebox

Etude House Missing U Hand Cream (Full Size, Various)
I've seen this hand creams all over the internet and always wanted to get one because of the adorable animal packaging! Also Etude House created this Missing U project to raise awareness for endangered wild animals. It donates a portion of those profits to animal protection associations. This is such a great project, I wish more brands would actually participate in such things. 
I got the adorable white seal with green tea scent(?) and love it! But I hate the smell sadly. I'll still keep it on my desk and try to use it up because I want to keep the cute container. I wish I had gotten the panda version as it seems to have a peach smell which I love!
Prize: ~ 5 $  I Get it here: TesterKorea Jolse EtudeHouseGlobal
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Black Head Out Balm (Full Size)
Actually I can't imagine how this should work and melt away blackheads. You're supposed to use it in between first and second cleansing and massage it onto your skin with blackheads. It will then remove the sebacious filaments and skin impurities. Sounds interesting!
It's a solid balm and looks just like any other cleansing balm so it might be good for travelling. I'll try it out and see if it works. Of course I'll update you with the outcome.
Prize: ~ 5 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea Jolse BBCosmetic InnisfreeWorld

Innisfree Capsule Recipe Sleeping Pack (Full Size)
This is the pomegranate version which is an anti-ageing pack. You can store it in the fridge and use it for a nice cooling sleeping pack. Great for a hot summer night! It contains pomegrante, camelia and centella asiatic extract. I'm especially excited about the centella! It helps soothe my pimples/breakouts so I'm sure I'm going to use it soon. 
Based on the size of the capsule I think you can get more than one use out of it. It even has a lid on it which you can use!
Prize: ~ 2.50 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea Jolse InnisfreeWorld
SNP Gold Collagen Ampoule Mask (Full Size)
This definitely sounds like a quite luxurious mask as it contains gold powder and collagen. I don't exactly know what the skin benefits from the gold powder but I'll be definitely disappointed if I can't see any gold things in this mask! :D
Prize: ~ 2 $  I Get it here: TesterKorea (10pcs) StyleKorean (10pcs)

Nature Republic Real Green Tea Mask (Full Size)
I already used a few sheetmasks of this Nature Republic sheetmask line and overall had positive effects. I can't remember if I 've already used this particular version but I'll bet it will be quite moisturizing because of the green tea ingredients. 

Bonus XMAS Gift Samples
I forgot to take a picture of the samples, but these were included:
Benton Honest Cleansing Foam (8g)
Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream (5g)
Heimish All Clean Balm (5ml)
KLAVUU White Pearlsation Special Divine Pearl Serum 
Pyunkangyul Lotion (2 sachets)
It's really cool to be able to try out Pyunkangyul, Klavuu and the Benton products which are all new to me! I've never heard or rea anything about Pyunkangyul but it seems to be a more high end brand. I'll probably take the Benton and Heimish samples with me on my weekend trip this week! Perfect for a short overnight stay.

This December box has been so much better than last months! I can use almost all of the products which is great. I especially love the samples! I love love love collectiong samples and taking them with me on my trips! :)
The box values around 40 $. The value is again not very high if you compare it to how much I pay for the box + shipping (around 45 $) so I hope future boxes tend to have a higher value! Of course it's probably only an issue international customers have. It's definitely worth it for US customers who don't have to pay for shipping. 
Check out the Bomibox here.
As always, this is my referral code for the Bomibox. Feel free to use it or not. :)
I don't earn anything from it, just maybe a free box someday!

Montag, 20. Februar 2017

Unboxing // Bomibox November
I know this unboxing post is way too late but I wanted to have all the Bomibox unboxings on my blog so bear with me! The other posts about the missing boxes are following soon!

With this particular box I've had quite a few problems because it took ages until I received it as it got into customs with no reason. I've contacted the Bomibox Customer Support and they helped me out! They even paid the custom fees which I'm incredibly happy about because that was quite expensive. I also got assured that they'll look into this matter so it won't happen again in the future and so far it worked, I haven't had any more custom office problems with them up to date! I call that amazing customer service! Thanks again! <3
So let's see what was in the November edition:
This month's quote: I live with passion & purpose
As you can see I love these cards with the quotes on one side. They're so pretty and often inspiring, you could frame them and hang them up on a wall!

First up, all the products I am most excited about!

Son & Park Beauty Water (60ml)
This has been all over social media and news so I've been wanting to try it for quite a while. I'm so happy Bomibox included it this time! The size is big enough to test it out for a while or take it with you on travels.
Prize: ~ 20 $ (340ml) or 30 $ (500ml) I Get it here: Jolse (340ml) Jolse (500ml)
COSRX Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask (Full Size)
I really like this mask but I usually wear it underneath the rice overnight mask from COSR as an additional moisturizing boost. I sometimes even use it in the morning as my daytime moisturizer! It's not as nourishing and rich as the rice overnight mask from COSR so it's suitable for oily skin types as well.
Prize: ~ 10 $ - 15 $ I Get it here: Testerkorea Jolse Memebox BBCosmetic
Benton Honest TT Mist (Full Size)
I haven't tried this out yet but have heard good things about this product and Benton in general. I plan on taking it with me to add a little bit moisure to my skin throughout the day especially when I wear makeup and can't apply a cream easily.
Prize: ~ 8 $ - 11 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea StyleKorean Memebox

Etude House Etti Head Band
I love this headband! I already have the exact same one and use it to get my hair out of the way whenever I put a sheetmask/wash off mask on my face. It can get dirty easily so it's never wrong to have another headband on hand, so that the other can get washed!
Prize: 3 $ - 5 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea Jolse BBCosmetic StyleKorean Memebox
Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder (Full Size)
I actually did not expect this popular powder to be so small! But that's quite practical to take it with you for touch ups! I currently use the one from The Fac Shop and it will probably last me for ages so it won't be soon until I can try this product out.
Prize: ~ 5 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea Jolse Memebox

All the sheetmasks! I love sheetmasking and do it almost daily, sometimes even twice, so  I love this part of the box! :)

Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Rose Mask (Full Size)
I have tried out some Innisfree sheetmasks already and like them so I'm quite excited to try out the rose flavour. I just hope my skin likes roses.
Prize: ~ 1 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea StyleKorean Jolse (3pcs)
Leaders Insolution Mellatox Mask (Full Size)
A few weeks ago I've already tried exactly this mask out and liked it. It didn't brighten my face a lot but it did moisturize my skin and made it feel plump so I'm happy I can use it again.
Prize: ~ 2 $ (~ 28 $ for 10pcs) I Get it here: Stylekorean (10pcs)
Etude House Collagen Eye Patch (Full Size)
These patches are exactly what my undereyes need! I have undereye circles and fine lines which sucks but maybe this helps. I'll use these on the day before I'll go on a date next week! :D
Prize: ~ 1 $ I Get it here: TesterKorea Jolse BBCosmetic (10 pcs)

The value of the box is around 40 $ +/-. Actually not much compared to previous (and following boxes) but I don't think it's bad at all. A box still has to make profit and can't always provide very expensve items every single month. Bomibox still does a great job nontheless and offers a great selection! My favorite items of this month have to be the Son & Park Beauty Water and the Benton Honest TT Mist. I'm curious to try out both as I've read great reviews.

As every subscriber gets a referral link which other can use to subscribe, here's mine:
You don't have to use it though! I don't get any money from it, it's jut a nice service from Bomibox for every subscriber to maybe get a free box if enough people used this link. :)

What do you think about the November Bomibox? 
Unboxing // Bomibox October 2016
Here's already the next update of the Bomibox October! It's the second box and even better than the first in my opinion.
This month's quote is "I am grateful to be me!" btw. :)
Heimish White Clay Foam
Heimish is a quite new but popular brand, especially becuase of their famous cleansing balm! Hopefully it's as good as the balm. I love the packaging and it's design!
Available here: Heimish Cleanser
Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Watery Cream
Next up is this famous moisturizer from the brand Nature Republic. I'm sure most of you have already heard something about it or even use it! I also recently saw some pictures with EXO using this cream and it made me wanted to get it and suddenly I found it in this box. Very nice coincidence! :D
I love the fresh and light scent, it also doesn't smell like something only women can use it, I guess also men would like the smell.
Available here: Nature Republic Cream
Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence
This is my very first Benton product but I'm actually a bit hesitant about using it as I'm allergic to bee venom. So far I haven't tried anything with this ingredient so I'm not sure if I'll react to it if it only comes in contact with my skin. I might test it out but I'll do a research first.
Available here: Benton Essence
Skinfood Rice Mask Wash Off I SU:M37 Programming Essence Sample
I already have the Rice Mask Wash off and like it so I'm giving it away in a giveaway over on Instgram. Check it out here. :)
Available here: Skinfood Rice Mask
Holika Holika 3 Step Pig Nose Clear I It's Skin Babyface Natural Brow
The 3 Step Pig Nose Clear of Holika Holika has been all over the internet and I was always eager to try it. I will soon and write a review about this, if you're curious as well.
I got the brow pencil in #02 and I feel like it's quite dark. I haven't tried it yet but it seems to be applying smoothly on the skin, also the brush tip is quite thin making it more precise.
Available here: Holika Holika 3 Step Pig Nose Clear I It's Skin Brow Pencil
My Beauty Diary Mexico Cactus Mask I Dearpacker Jeju Flower Mask
I haven't tried both mask brands but I have heard so many good reviews especially about the MBD masks that I've always been eager to try them out. MBD is actually a Taiwanese mask brand but I've always had difficulties getting my hands on these. But now I just found aóut that Testerkorea started carrying these!
Available here: MBD Mask I Dearpacker Mask
Another good box containing skincare, beauty products and sheetmasks. The value is around 68$ +/- because of shipping and other factors. It's almost double than the price of the actual box. So far, the Bomibox came out with a very good selection of products with great value. I'll definitely keep subscribed and check the other boxes before I decide wether I'll cancel the subscription or not. But so far it's looking good! Check out the box here: Bomibox.com
And my referal link here: https://bomibox.cratejoy.com/refer/Ramon-HUTDYNHQ
You don't have to use this referal link though!

Sonntag, 5. Februar 2017

Review: Etude House Real Art Moisture Cleansing Oil
Cleansing has to be my most favorite step in a skincare routine. I barely ever forget to double cleanse, only if I'm super tired and a walking zombie I might be too lazy to cleanse my face twice. But I'm already so used to it that I automatically reach to an oil cleanser and a 2nd cleanser (usually a foam cleanser) afterwards. Because of that I'm always on the look out for new interesting products to try especially because I have not found my holy grail cleanser yet. But maybe this might be it! I haven't tried many cleansing oils but I've been very pleased with the Etude House Oil Cleanser so read further if you want to know more about it!
Where can you get it?
You can get it at several places and stores, besides the official Etude House online store.
I recommend checking out TesterKorea, Jolse, RoseRoseShop, ebay or other pages.

Price: 11- 22 $

Volume: 6.25 fl. oz. / 185 ml
The cleansing oil comes in a quite sturdy yellow bottle. It comes with a screw cap on and the pump has to be screwed on seperately. There's also a plastic thing between the pump and the bottle so it can't get pressed down seperately. That way it's safe for travelling! 

Pentaerythrityltetraisostearate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Triethylhexanoin, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, PEG-8 ISOSTEARATE, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearic Acid, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Squalane, Nelumbo Nucifera Germ Extract, Sesamum indicum Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Pinus Koraiensis Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Hydrogenated polyisobutene, Fragrance, hydrogenated poly(c6-14 olefin)
Eyeliners used: Essence Eyeliner Pen Waterproof, Catrice Calligraph Ultra Slim Eyeliner Pen Waterproof
Now we get on to the most important part. How does the cleansing oil perform?
It's really easy to get the righ amount of oil you need. I usually only need to pump once to remove my makeup, seldom twice if I wear heavy eye makeup. I massage the oil onto my skin for a few minutes and then lather it up with water. That way it creates a nice subtle white foam. Once completely washed off I've never felt there was a residue left behind, my skin felt soft and moisturized and not dried out or oily. The oil doesn't clog my pores, nor breaks me out. It also didn't irritate my skin. My eyes never got irritated when something got into them while washing off my makeup, rather my vision was blurred for a few seconds but quickly subsided. Just wash it off with water and you should be safe! 
I only use waterproof mascara and eyeliner as my eyes tend to tear up and the products get easily cleansed off my face once I use the cleanser. It might happen though that there is a barely visible stain left behind, but you only have to use a little bit more oil then. The oil isn't strong enough to remove heavy eye makeup at the first try most of the time which is a downside to this cleanser, which is why I'm trying to find an even better one!

The cleansing oil doesn't have a very strong scent, it's rather mild and barely noticable. It smells slightly citrucy but it won't stay on your skin. If you're very sensitive to smells this might be a good first cleanser to try!
Overall Rating: 4/5 
So far this has to be the best one I've tried so far and it has potential to reach holy grail status for me as it's not heavily scents, quite cheap, lasts for quite a long time and is easy to get. It's also perfect for my very dry skin! The only downside is that it might not remove my eye makeup perfectly and I have to use a little bit more oil which is why it hasn't gotten the full rating. 
I know there are also some negative reviews on this oil cleanser so be sure to check them out before you  decide to purchase this item. It always depends on your skin type in the end.

I've also created a product cheat sheet! You can get the most important information on it and save it on your phone or somewhere so you can quickly check it out whenever you need it! I do intend on making more of these, for other product reviews (except sheet masks probably) so please tell me what you think of them!

Have you already tried this cleansing oil or maybe another version of the same line? If not, what's your favorite oil cleanser? I'd love to know, please share your favorites in the comments. :)